Stryker Launches First Completely Wireless Hospital Bed for Patient Safety

What You Should Know:

– Stryker launches the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity that can connect seamlessly to any nurse call system for every acuity level.

– ProCuity Bed Series designed to enhance patient and
caregiver safety for all acuity levels, reduce in-hospital falls


Stryker, one of the
world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the global launch
of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity.
This intelligent bed was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at
all acuity levels, improve nurse workflow efficiencies and safety, as well as
help lower hospital costs. It is the only bed on the market today that can
connect seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires. 

Why It Matters

Up to one million patients experience a fall while being
treated in a hospital annually pre-coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations
since COVID-19 has increased resulting in a higher number of patient falls and
a challenging work environment for hospital staff. New Stryker research found
an overwhelming majority (97%) of nurses report having encountered a patient
having difficulty getting out of a hospital bed, with three quarters (75%) of
nurses report having encountered a situation where a patient has hurt
themselves

One Bed All Acuity Levels

Set at an industry-low height of 11.5
inches*, ProCuity is ergonomically designed with the latest
technologies to promote safe patient handling and help reduce fall-related
injuries, including intuitive patient positioning and bed alarms as well as
ergonomic side rails. Helping to address nurse call cable connectivity issues
prevalent in hospitals today, ProCuity can be equipped with fully
wireless features. Additionally, the bed’s easy-to-use touchscreens and other
key components make the job of caregivers easier and more efficient, while
providing for more enhanced patient experience.  

Other key features of the Procuity include:

Completely Wireless: ProCuity’s Secure®
Connect™ wireless solution makes it the only bed on the market that can connect
without cables to nurse call systems. Additionally,
with iBed Wireless, all bed data, including bed configuration
and exit alarm activity, are wirelessly compatible
with facilities’ hospital information systems (HIS). To help give
caregivers increased visibility to safe bed configuration and bed exit
alarm activity, ProCuity can also integrate with Stryker’s
optional patient-centric clinical dashboard, iBed Vision. 

Ergonomic Side Rails: Three-position Secure® Assist
side rails allow for easier patient entry and exit as well as nurse-patient
interaction. By working in a “clocking motion,” the side rails stay tightly
close to the bed, thus avoiding unnecessary interference with any real estate
next to the bed. 

Intuitive Patient and Bed Monitoring Systems: ProCuity’s exclusive
Adaptive Bed Alarm uses load cell technology to sense a patient’s weight and
will alert nurses if a patient is out of position or has left the bed.
With ProCuity’s iBed™ Watch system, all operational aspects of
the bed, from side rail positioning, head of bed angle and height, are
monitored to ensure that it is always in a safe position for the patient.
Caregivers are alerted immediately if any components are out of
position.   

Zoom Motorized Drive: To help caregivers move
patients safely and more
efficiently, ProCuity Z and ZM models come
complete with Zoom® Motorized Drive, a motorcycle throttle-like touch handle
that deploys the central fifth wheel. It also comes with one-touch electric
brakes.

Standard, Customizable Platform: From MedSurg
units to the ICU, the ProCuity bed series is designed to meet all
patient acuity levels. This helps make standardization across hospitals easier
while reducing hospital costs associated with renting specialty beds and the
need for bed transfers and extra staff.   

Enhanced Patient Experience: To provide greater
flexibility for taller patients, ProCuity has an integrated bed
extender, which allows the bed to stretch an additional 12 inches in length. It
also comes with a USB port and holder to allow patients to charge and store
personal electronic devices like phones. 

Guarantee Program: Through Stryker’s Financial
Guarantee program, the company promises customers will see a 50% reduction in
bed-related falls occurring on Stryker
beds utilizing iBed Wireless technology**. 

Global Launch: ProCuity is being launched
globally in over 70 countries, with a market focus in North America, Latin
America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, and Asia. In the U.S.,
units will ship in January 2021. 

“Patient safety is at the foundation of everything we do at Stryker. With rising acuity rates leading to increased bed demand, coupled with the continuing challenge of in-hospital falls, we needed to find a solution to further enhance our response to some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges,” said Jessica Mathieson, VP/GM of Acute Care, Stryker. “Leveraging our long history in innovation, ProCuity is the culmination of years of extensive research and feedback from nurses and other healthcare professionals to create what is truly a ‘brilliance in a bed’ solution. It was designed to improve patient outcomes and assist caregivers for years to come.” 

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